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    Quote Originally Posted by bobrpggamer View Post
    That was the reason I turned it sprint at night so I can do some night scavenging and not sit holed up until 4:00 am and the more I think about it the more I think I will play with it off and have sprint at bloodmoon only and of course feral sprint as well. Jog sounds like a good suggestion at night. What is the difference between jog, run and sprint?
    I've gone back and forth with our server settings in regard to the jog & run at night. Sprint, we reserve for Horde night. Jogging zombies are quite easy to avoid at night if you so desire and are slow enough for an easy kill. Running, when we have more experienced players is where we tend to set it - A bit more challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti2xGr View Post
    I've gone back and forth with our server settings in regard to the jog & run at night. Sprint, we reserve for Horde night. Jogging zombies are quite easy to avoid at night if you so desire and are slow enough for an easy kill. Running, when we have more experienced players is where we tend to set it - A bit more challenge.
    Every time I heard that music change at 22:00 I always thought to myself "that won't stop me", but then that music is there for a reason and it adds tension to the game at night. Someone noted that hanging around for 6 hours game time keeping from being seen is a waste of time and is boring and I definitely agree, so I think having jog at night is a good trade-off of "some tension" and not hiding so you can go out and scavenge and not waste time before bloodmoons.

    Am I the only one who continues to use the term "bloodmoon"? Everybody says "horde night" now.

    This brings up an interesting question. Do people create servers to play SP? I have read some posts where this seems to be what some people do - If I read them correctly anyway. If so what would be the reason for running a server to play SP? I have a decent Gaming Rig (i7 860 @ 3.3GHZ, 16GB DDR3 667MHZ and a GTX 1080) that I play on, so If I was using it for a server would I be able to play on that PC or If using my somewhat crappy HP PC running 7 Days To Die as a server would this allow my Gaming PC to use less resources? This may be a question in a different forum I realize but rather than creating a new thread I could just ask here instead.
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    On my server, there are often nights I am alone. I have a similar rig and haven't seen much difference between just playing/hosting on mine when I am the only one playing. However, when I used to host/play on the same rig, I could see the hit easily. Once I setup my first server, it was hard to go back. There are nights where we have 12 people on and other times where it is quiet. Either way, it definitely changes the feel of the game when "real" people join in, even if it is just on occasion. I don't think you'd see much of a difference, but maybe a few extra frames on Bloodmoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti2xGr View Post
    On my server, there are often nights I am alone. I have a similar rig and haven't seen much difference between just playing/hosting on mine when I am the only one playing. However, when I used to host/play on the same rig, I could see the hit easily. Once I setup my first server, it was hard to go back. There are nights where we have 12 people on and other times where it is quiet. Either way, it definitely changes the feel of the game when "real" people join in, even if it is just on occasion. I don't think you'd see much of a difference, but maybe a few extra frames on Bloodmoon.
    Thank you, I was wondering If I could increase FPS if an old server was to do most of the work. I would love to play with others but I have had bad experiences 80% of all my online gaming, I could go on with of list of things people have done to feel this way but lets just say it never crosses my mind to play multiplayer on any game.

    Even though the 20% was a great time playing I will always remember the jackholes that like to screw around rather than play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobrpggamer View Post
    Thank you, I was wondering If I could increase FPS if an old server was to do most of the work. I would love to play with others but I have had bad experiences 80% of all my online gaming, I could go on with of list of things people have done to feel this way but lets just say it never crosses my mind to play multiplayer on any game.

    Even though the 20% was a great time playing I will always remember the jackholes that like to screw around rather than play.
    ...That's why I'm one of the admins on our server. Our server has similar specs (I-7 3.6, 24GB RAM, and a Samsung EVO SSD). Interestingly enough, almost everyone that wanders onto my server tends to be a bit older in the general demographic (40-65 yrs. old). I suspect it might be partially due to the type of setup required to play this game smoothly. Anyone that steps out of line in regard to respect of others within the game or is caught cheating is immediately banned. Luckily, I can recall having to kick maybe five players in total including a couple of hackers. Very few that have joined were disrespectful of others. It's pretty easy within the game to determine their steam ID and then just add them to the ban list. We have clans that join. I'll see groups come on from a specific area of the world at different times. I have the world backed up hourly so I can roll back any chunk to fix any vandalism. You are welcome to test in my current game server to see the difference in frame rates on hosting on a separate system - Geek Gaming 17.4 is the name of the server.

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    I just leave the speeds on defaults myself, once your past like day 4 or 5 your usually able to kill running zombies like they are jokes, does make the first 2 days a tad more tense but thats it.

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    I prefer zombies running at night because of difficulty, but their animations are still so jittery that it becomes really hard to kill them with any guns other than shotguns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti2xGr View Post
    ...That's why I'm one of the admins on our server. Our server has similar specs (I-7 3.6, 24GB RAM, and a Samsung EVO SSD). Interestingly enough, almost everyone that wanders onto my server tends to be a bit older in the general demographic (40-65 yrs. old). I suspect it might be partially due to the type of setup required to play this game smoothly. Anyone that steps out of line in regard to respect of others within the game or is caught cheating is immediately banned. Luckily, I can recall having to kick maybe five players in total including a couple of hackers. Very few that have joined were disrespectful of others. It's pretty easy within the game to determine their steam ID and then just add them to the ban list. We have clans that join. I'll see groups come on from a specific area of the world at different times. I have the world backed up hourly so I can roll back any chunk to fix any vandalism. You are welcome to test in my current game server to see the difference in frame rates on hosting on a separate system - Geek Gaming 17.4 is the name of the server.
    I am 51 myself and will be 52 in November so I can see the age difference an important factor, especially with certain games. I would say most of the clowns I played with could be kids that get bullied in school and then get take it out in game by killing their own teammates and that type of thing.

    I would like to find a few guys I could play with and keep it to just that but I am still leery of trying it, so I am happy with just SP and I know I am missing out but that is on me.

    I started a new game with Nitrogen to get rid of the burned forest biome which I hate and I have the settings as jog at night I guess because I am a wimp at starting out. However when you reach a certain level say 100 and you raid a decent sized store like Crack-a-Book or Shotgun Messiah you will encounter more feral than regular zombies be it day or night so at that point you still have the challenge but you can still go out night scavenging without being overrun taking apart a car with a wrench or mining.
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    Before i started playing 7dtd i have seen a few videos from people playing, so i had a general sense of what to come. Still, i mostly came out at night, cautiously at first, but decisively after i got accustomed with the game. It ia doable, it is tense, it is loads of fun.

    Also never played with others, perhaps some day it will change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khulkhuum View Post
    Before i started playing 7dtd i have seen a few videos from people playing, so i had a general sense of what to come. Still, i mostly came out at night, cautiously at first, but decisively after i got accustomed with the game. It ia doable, it is tense, it is loads of fun.

    Also never played with others, perhaps some day it will change.
    Ah a Stonekeep veteran. I don't really like to go out at night because of the poor headlights on the vehicles and I just prefer to only do what I absolutely have to such as mining or car salvaging but I do not do any quests at night or much looting inside of any buildings. I guess you could say I am a bit wimpy but I would rather tend to the forges and do my crafting or repairs at night and then about 6:00 when the light is out I go out and do quests and scavenge buildings and anything else I need to do.

    I was really confused for a while on how every bloodmoon all the zombies even the feral and radiated ones were just walking and I thought I was some kind of bad-ass picking them off one by one until I realized I had turned bloodmoon to walk somehow of which I really do not remember doing. So now it is more exiting, like Halloween every 7 days now once I turned it back to the default sprint.

    Not really much said here but I wanted to comment on Stonekeep, which I never finished and got stuck in, but it was a cool game.
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    Played it a long time ago and managed to finish it. Pretty intense and fun with many interesting ideas concerning gameplay. Returned to it a couple times, but i guess the initial fun was the best. Never did manage to find everything there is.

    Concerning 7dtd, having night vision goggles helps a lot, not to mention mining helmet. Although the first will allow to see without being noticed (even though it isn't working too good, like with deep, dark night time). Knowing the grunts and zombie sounds apart from the ambient noises helps a lot too.

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    I never go out without my mining helmet or helmet light, the night vision googles give tunnel vision and you can not see with any peripheral vision so I don't use them very often and even with the moans and grunts I sometimes get surprised by the zombies, so when I am mining I will stop every so often and go up to the surface level and take a look around just in case.

    As far as Stonekeep I got stuck in the Shadow Realm with that glass barrier that you cannot break, I looked everywhere and tried everything but I could not get past that glass barrier.

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    Tough luck, ending of the game as i remember. I think you had to have the big saturn oeb which granted strength. There were a lot of hidden passages there. Sometimes i simply walked against walls to see which were illusory. The shadow palace is the last area where you collect last irbs and go to fight, instakill or imprison Shadow King.

    I often get surprised by Zs, but as long as i'm paranoid enough and look around often, it's rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khulkhuum View Post
    Tough luck, ending of the game as i remember. I think you had to have the big saturn oeb which granted strength. There were a lot of hidden passages there. Sometimes i simply walked against walls to see which were illusory. The shadow palace is the last area where you collect last irbs and go to fight, instakill or imprison Shadow King.

    I often get surprised by Zs, but as long as i'm paranoid enough and look around often, it's rare.
    I spent hours trying to figure out what to do and where I was playing I did not have access to the internet so I could not checkout a walkthrough.

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